Radio: Then the House Burned

Radio & TV's Strike It Rich long ago discovered that one of the most marketable commodities on the air is human misery. A dreary succession of the ill and indigent have sobbed out their problems (". . . and then my husband died and then the house burned down . . .") and been suitably rewarded with jackpots of soapflakes and refrigerators. There was also a Heart Line, which enabled viewers to call up Master of Ceremonies Warren Hull and promise financial help to the weeping contestants.

Last week Strike It Rich got some...

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